Cricket is not just a game in our country, it is an emotion, it is a religion and, more than that, it is a reason to smile and cry, all together as a nation. It is one of the few things that unites the entire nation, and cricketers, for this reason, are treated no less than demigods throughout the nation.
But playing for the country is no joke, being one of the eleven of the 1.3 billion requires you to be something special. And for those special, wealth follows. And they are really rich. How rich do you ask? Below is a list of the 7 richest Indian cricketers.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Well, what can I write about this man? The person who took cricket, from being a game to a religion, and he is the God of religion, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, is the richest cricketer in India, with a whopping $ 120 million.
2. Virat Kohli
The current patron of the Indian national cricket team, in all formats, needs something special, and this man has it all. He’s been on a roll, forever, and is set to break all batting records except Sir Donald Bradman’s. This makes it second on our list, at $ 119 million.
3. MS Dhoni
On August 15, 2020, the entire nation groaned, because this man called it quits and decided to retire. The amount of love this man receives is surreal, and no combination of words will be able to describe it. For me, he will always be a personal hero. It has a whopping $ 111 million.
4. Sourav Ganguly
The Prince of Bengal, affectionately named Dada, is the current president of the BCCI in India, but he is the most revolutionary captain India has ever seen in the game. Many people say that he taught us to win in many ways. He was also an extraordinary top-tier left-handed hitter.
5. Virendra Sehwag
The game’s most entertaining starters, affectionately known as Viru Pa, were consistently part of the Indian team for nearly 15 years. Now that he’s retired, he’s still entertained with his sneaky tweets on Twitter.
6. Yuvraj Singh
Not only a hero of the Indian cricket team, but also a real-life hero, Yuvraj Singh was the Man of the World Cup Series 2011. His brilliant career was cut short as he battled cancer, which for other side would have been one of the best. Now that he defeated Cancer, he has his own organization, YouWe Can.
7. Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina, a classy left-middle-class hitter, is known as Mr. IPL across the country, for every year he performs magnificently in the cash-rich league.
Although during the twilight of the race he was removed from the team for technical reasons, he still had a great streak up to the time he was, even captaining the team multiple times.